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Word Plays at the Cabaret
Our First Season: 2014

Sundays at 2:00 pm   $10 (at the door only, cash/check)

After 7 successful seasons at Proctors in Schenectady, Word Plays continues there AND comes to Salem!

If you're one of those people who lingers in your car long after reaching a destination just to hear the end of Garrison Keillor's "The News from Lake Wobegon" or Ira Glass on "This American Life," then Word Plays may be for you.

Twenty performers will be telling during this season. At each Word Play, a different group of performers tell rarely heard contemporary and traditional stories about being human. You will discover that Word Plays is a shared experience between the audience and the performer, combining the intensity of a solo performer with the intimacy of a face-to-face conversation.

Each show has its own theme where each story told relates to that theme.

Click here to watch many of our performers tell stories.

Siri Allison is the host. For more information, please call (518) 854-3998.

Harmony and Discord
Sept. 21 These tellers are sharing stories about people, in fact, foltale and fiction, trying to find a balance between harmony and discord: Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Betty Cassidy, Claire Beetlestone, Eliud Nieves, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Mary Murphy, Merideth Nieves, Sandy Schuman.

Risky Business
Oct. 12 Sometimes by choice, and sometimes by fate, people have to deal with some risky business. Enjoy these stories told by: Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Betty Cassidy, Claire Nolan, Janet Carter, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Mary Murphy.

Bridging the Divide
Nov. 9 We've all come to many divides in our lives. Come hear some fabulous stories about bridging those divides and drawing all kinds of people together told by: Dr. Dan Garfinkel, Christy Keegan, Kelvin Keraga, Joe Peck, Gwenne Rippon and Tom Weakley.
Photos of some of Story Circle's performers